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John Cooper, Sundance Festival Director at Santa Barbara Fest Forums 2019

NOVEMBER 20-22, 2019 HILTON SANTA BARBARA BEACHFRONT RESORT 633 E CABRILLO BLVD SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103        FESTIVALS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD From the Greek god of music Apollo to the ...

Ray Parker Junior at FestForums closing ceremony... The film: WHO YOU GONNA CALL

Joined the board of advisors of FestForums. He has written so many top of the chart songs as well as his own recordings, not only Ghostbusters,  his film  WHO YOU GONNA CALL is soon coming out. IMBD: Chances are, even someone who doesn't immediately recognize the name Ray Parker Jr. will recognize his monster smash hit song "Ghostbusters" This is the amazing and fascinating story of Ray Parker Jr. who escaped the violence of the 1967 Detroit riots to become one of ...

Filmfestivals.com at work interviewing festival legends

Filmfestivals.com, one of Fest Forums longtime partners, was in Santa Barbara this week meeting with festival peers and interviewing the founders of Woodstock, Glastonbury, Burning Man and Sundance Film Festival. Photo Mark Bennet ...

A Panel with Festival Founders opened Fest Forums Santa Barbara 2019 edition, just Brillant

Opening FestTalk: 4 Festivals that Changed the World Onstage were the founders of Woodstock, Glastonbury, Burning Man and Sundance Film Festival. Michael Mikel a.k.a. “Danger Ranger” Founding Board Member, Burning Man Project Michael Mikel is one of the founders of Burning Man and serves on itsBoard of Directors. He is both an historian and a futurist and is anAmbassador and speaker for Burning Man.Michael was instrumental in bringing Burning Man to the Blac...

Fest Forums Santa Barbara is on now.

  Register Herel   FestForums Santa Barbara Complete Panel & Event Schedule Download in the App Store and select your panels: “FestForumsSB” NOVEMBER 20 • WEDNESDAY 1:00pm – 1:45pm Track 1: How To Use the New Metrics For Arts, Festivals and Events to Grow Your Revenue Speakers: Curt Mosel, Lesa Ukman 1:00pm – 1:45pm Track 2: Festival Bootcamp-Getting Started in the Festival Industry Moderators: Ryan Romenesko Speakers: Alex Johnson...

“Wayne's World” director Penelope Spheeris is FestForums’ Living Legend

Meet the 'rock 'n roll anthropologist' November 22, 2019 http://www.festforums.com/?    > NOVEMBER 20-22, 2019 HILTON SANTA BARBARA BEACHFRONT RESORT 633 E CABRILLO BLVD SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103                 Penelope Spheeris is often referred to as a ‘rock ‘n roll anthropologist’. Spheeris’ feature film debut was the 1979 documentary on the Los Angeles punk scene, &ld...

FestForums hosts another amazing roster of musicians to perform at Santa Barbara this year November 20-22nd

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Anderson is one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist of Yes, which he co-founded in 1968. Anderson either wrote or co-wrote many of Yes’ timeless hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout,” “Long Distance Runaround,” “Awaken” and “The Gates of Delirium.”                 ...

Opening Keynote at FestForums Santa Barbara: Leveraging the Economic Impact of Your Festival : by Lesa Ukman & Curt Mosel

             Commonly used statistics such as economic impact are being replaced by more holistic measures. In this session Curt Mosel, COO of ArtsQuest, the award-winning nonprofit which uses arts and culture for community development, and Lesa Ukman, whose ProSocial Valuation Service is transforming the way organizations measure research, value and report their return will share the prosocial framework of value used t...

Fest Forums: They did it again, another year of success

969 photography Mark Bennett Lifetime Achievement Awards and live music for luminaries of the entertainment world -Dennis Quaid, Michael McDonald Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest from Spinal Tap....Stuart MacNaught and Laurie Kirby pulled another successfull edition of the FestForums convention for festival orgtanizers in film, music, food and wine or cannabis... FestForums® NYC & Santa Barbara are diverse, interactive conferences and networking events for ALL festival o...

Did you miss the opening party from Fest Forums?

FestForums® NYC & Santa Barbara are diverse, interactive conferences and networking events for ALL festival organizers. Addressing cutting-edge technology, sponsorships, talent, ticketing, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation, and safety, FestForums® brings together festivals and events from around the world of all sizes for lively collaboration, camaraderie, and professional development. ...

Fest Forums in Santa Barbara 2018 kicked off with great line up of speakers and unique networking opportunities

FESTFORUMS® SANTA BARBARA  November 14th-16th Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront (Formerly The Fess Parker Resor     Featured Speakers Hope Hall   Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Photographer Jonas Koffler   New York Times Bestselling Author, Cofounder, Writer & Producer ...

Look Who's Coming to Fest Forums

 Welcome To The Place where Festivals Converge Santa Barbara, CA | November 14-16 Santa Barbara 2018 Passes Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Register now!  Use this code : Bruno20 when registering to save 20%  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb &nb...

FestForums Salutes “The Year of the Woman” at its Upcoming Santa Barbara Conference, November 14-16

Guest performers and speakers include Lifetime Achievement Award honorees Michael McDonald, Dennis Quaid and Harry Shearer, along with Christopher Guest, Dishwalla and Judith Owen The 9th semi-annual FestForumsconference will take place on November 14th-16th at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara, California. The three-day flagship event of FestForums is a unique, engaging and diverse interact...

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FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th! Use this code : Bruno20 when registering  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb Santa Barbara, CA | November 14-16   Hilton San...

How To Buy Talent & Influence Friends

 FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th! Use this discount code : Bruno20 when registering  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb FestForums Panels Spotlight         ...

Are you ready for Fest Forums in Santa Barbara

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FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th! Use this code : Bruno20 when registering  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb     Our Santa Barbara Conference is the biggest with over 800 attendees and over 80 exhibitors in 2017.This year's FestForums will take place at the same -yet new and improved- Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly The Fess Parker). The agenda consists of 2 days of panels with 2 tracks each day. Panels will incl...

Maureen Ford : FestForums SB'18 Woman Of The Year

  As President of Live Nation Media & sponsorship’s National Sales team, Maureen Ford oversees one of the most innovative sales forces in the industry.       ...

Save the date for next Fest Forums in Santa Barbara and register with a special discount

FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th! Use this code : Bruno20 when registering  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb   Our Santa Barbara Conference is the biggest with over 800 attendees and over 80 exhibitors in 2017.This year's FestForums will take place at the same -yet new and improved- Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly The Fess Parker). The agenda consists of 2 days of panels with 2 tracks each day. Panels will include di...

Watch the pictures from Santa Barbara Fest Foums 2017 Great ambiance and learning experiences

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Sign up for Fest Forums New York 2018 edition with filmfestivals.com discount code

Bruno Chatelin (center) with Stuart McNaught and Laurie Kirby (fest forums founders). Filmfestivals.com is a long time partner of Fest Forums, Bruno sits at the advisory board.   Enter to register with our partner discount code:  Bruno20.  FestForums is a b2b conference for festival and event producers. The creative community, including musicians, actors, filmmakers, chefs and more are a vital part of these innovative conferences.  There ar...

FestForums NYC 18 Panel Spotlight: Why Festivals Matter

Steve Knopper - Moderator Steve is the Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone We will explore the roles of fan curation, social activism and immersive experiences. Festivals are counting on fans to curate acts, or have they always? Furthermore, the roots of social activism are imbedded in festival culture where progressiveness is a staple. Immersive experiences are the stuff of memories. Let’s explore the possibilities. ...

Special Preview of Jeff Bridges Living in the Futures Past at Fest Forums

LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST Academy Award® Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face.  Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the inhabitants of Earth’s household.  The film upends our way of t...

Fest Forums will host the World Premiere of Jeff Bridges new film Trailer Living the Futures Past

Filmfestivals.com' Bruno Chatelin, a partner and Advisory board member of Fest Forums, Lise Romanoff CEO of Vision Films and Susan Kucera the Director of Jeff Bridges Living the Futures Past are proud to bring Jeff Bridges at the conference where he is expected to hand an award for T-Bone Burnett November 18th. Stage 32 is the co-curator of FestForums film screenings and we will be featuring an incredible film lineup in the Cinetransfomer theater with Q&A moderated by Stage 32...

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